Help Us Save Our Industry

Southern Smoke is a crisis relief organization for people in the food and beverage industry. We provide funds directly to people in need that are battling health crises, winter storm damage, natural disasters, mental health needs and, of course, those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We're the safety net for our industry, taking care of our own each and every day. 

Donate to Southern Smoke
Our national Emergency Relief Fund supports the entire food and beverage food chain (from farmers and winemakers to dishwashers and servers) in all 50 states. Thanks to generous donors, we've created funds for specific regions or causes that you can also contribute to: Chicago Restaurant Workers Relief Fund and the Austin Relief Fund (a dropdown option on the national fund donation page).

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We will get through this together.

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Funds distributed since 2015
Funds distributed in 2021
September 2021
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$148,175
August 2021
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$174,470
July 2021
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$175,055
June 2021
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$386,430
May 2021
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$227,937
April 2021
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$275,610
March 2021
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$625,523
February 2021
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$691,426
January 2021
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$256,226
Funds distributed in 2020
December 2020
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$284,317
November 2020
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$169,755
October 2020
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$229,400
September 2020
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$282,885
August 2020
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$200,225
July 2020
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$334,639
June 2020
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$985,984
May 2020
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$677,782
April 2020
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$1,138,047
March 2020
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$150,377
February 2020
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$3,916
January 2020
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$24,486
Funds distributed in 2019
December 2019
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$41,301
November 2019
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$25,658
October 2019
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Houston Chapter
In honor of Antonio Gianola, Houston sommelier living with MS
$100,000
October 2019
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$48,896
August 2019
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$10,000
July 2019
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$9,462
June 2019
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$10,000
May 2019
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$30,784
April 2019
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$2,260
March 2019
B’s Cracklin’ Barbeque
Provides funds to help cover staff payroll following a fire.
$5,000
March 2019
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$6,500
February 2019
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$8,635
Funds distributed in 2018
October 2018
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund
Provides funds to people in the food and beverage industry in need.
$116,522
September 2018
Hurricane Florence Relief
In honor of Vivian Howard and Sam Jones.
$10,000
September 2018
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Houston Chapter
In honor of Antonio Gianola, Houston sommelier living with MS
$200,000
April 2018
Gulf Seafood Foundation’s 
Helping Hands Effort
Provides work gloves to Gulf fishermen affected 
by Hurricane Harvey and Irma
$10,000
Funds distributed in 2017
October 2017
Hurricane Harvey Relief
Assistance for 139 members of the food 
and beverage industry affected by Hurricane Harvey
$501,000
October 2017
Legacy Community Health
In honor of their partnership with Southern Smoke Festival 2017 and their distribution of funds to 139 people affected by Hurricane Harvey
$10,000
November 2017
Napa and Sonoma County Fire Relief
In honor of the wine growers in Napa and Sonoma who suffered from tragic fires
$5,000
Funds distributed in 2016
November 2016
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Houston Chapter
In honor of Antonio Gianola, Houston sommelier living with MS
$282,000
Funds distributed in 2015
October 2015
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Houston Chapter
In honor of Antonio Gianola, Houston sommelier living with MS
$181,000